World Sep 27, 2019

Egyptian crackdown called biggest since 2013 ouster of Morsi

Egypt has arrested nearly 2,000 people in what may be its biggest crackdown since the aftermath of the 2013 ouster of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi, Human Rights Watch said Friday. The authorities have also blocked or interrupted various internet services and websites in a bid ...

Small but rare protests erupt in Egypt after online call for dissent

World / Politics Sep 21, 2019

Small but rare protests erupt in Egypt after online call for dissent

Hundreds protested in central Cairo and several other Egyptian cities late on Friday against President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, responding to an online call for a demonstration against government corruption, witnesses said. Protests have become very rare in Egypt following a broad crackdown on dissent under Sisi, ...

Egypt's most feared: terrorist former special forces officer

World Oct 18, 2015

Egypt's most feared: terrorist former special forces officer

As a special forces officer in the Egyptian Army, Hisham al-Ashmawy trained in the desert, learning camouflage, survival techniques and how to hunt the enemy in rough terrain. Now he has turned militant and uses that training to help fellow jihadis fight the government. Ashmawy's ...

Fierce crackdown on dissent no laughing matter in Egypt

World Feb 19, 2015

Fierce crackdown on dissent no laughing matter in Egypt

When President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said people should not moan about Egypt because it was not like war-ravaged Iraq or Syria, his remark gave birth to a joke: New Egyptian passports should read "The Country not like Iraq or Syria." Gags like this are in short ...